Dynamo Experiments

  • Agris Gailitis
  • Olgerts Lielausis
  • Gunter Gerbeth
  • Frank Stefani
Part of the Fluid Mechanics And Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 80)

The long history of laboratory experiments on homogeneous dynamo action is delineated. It is worked out what sort of insight can be expected from experiments, and what not. Special focus is laid on the principle and the main results of the Riga dynamo experiment which is shown to represent a genuine hydromagnetic dynamo with a non-trivial saturation mechanism that relies mainly on the fluidity of the electrically conducting medium.


Magnetic Reynolds Number Liquid Sodium Riga Experiment Dynamo Action Fast Breeder Reactor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agris Gailitis
    • 1
  • Olgerts Lielausis
    • 1
  • Gunter Gerbeth
    • 2
  • Frank Stefani
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniverity of LatviaLatvia
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum RossendorfGermany

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